Morphological and functional comparisons of normal and hypertrophied kidneys of adult domestic fowl (Gallus gallus).

Abstract

Similar to mammals, kidneys of domestic fowl undergo compensatory hypertrophy after loss of functional renal mass. Because this species continues to develop new nephrons for up to 12-wk posthatch, renal hyperplasia might play a significant role in compensatory growth. Either transient or permanent loss of approximately 60% of the right kidney was produced… (More)

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